There’s only one true pocket rocket in the world – the Brabus Smart ForTwo – as it actually befits the direct idea of a small enough vehicle – but wait, alongside the official version that you can buy from Mercedes the tuner has its own iteration.
Just in time for the Geneva Motor Show, Brabus has come up with an overkill – considering the dimensions. Called Brabus Ultimate 125, the once humble Smart ForTwo Cabrio has become truly unique. By the way, in case you don’t want the open breeze through your hair, the German aftermarket specialist is also selling the coupe with the same hardcore limited-run edition credentials that essentially make this a two-seater urban supercar. Well, we’re joking – it only has 125 horsepower (92 kilowatts) and 147 pound-feet (200 Newton-meters) thanks to a reworked turbocharged 0.9-liter engine – which is a Renault unit, by the way.
But the cute blue car will sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) from a standstill in 9.2 seconds and top out at an electronically governed 109 mph (175 kph). Aside from reworking the three-cylinder gasoline unit, the tuner also decided for stylistic changes. There’s a more aggressive wide body kit and big 8-inch alloys, which are actually extremely light. The ones up front weigh 6.7 kilograms (14.7 pounds) and come with 205/35 R18 high-performance tires, while the back ones tip the scales at 7.1 kg (15.6 lbs), matched with 235/30 R18 rubber. And there’s even a three exhaust tip setup for the Ferrari 458 Italia nostalgic.